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This Day In History

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History is the study of the past, particularly the written record of the human race, but more generally including scientific and archaeological discoveries about the past.

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August 15th, 2007EventAn 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
August 15th, 2007DeathJohn Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (born in 1918)
August 15th, 2007DeathGeoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (born in 1908)
August 15th, 2006DeathTe Atairangi Kaahu, Maori queen (born in 1931)
August 15th, 2004DeathSemiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (born in 1910)
August 15th, 2004DeathSune Bergstrom, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1916)
August 15th, 2004DeathAmarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (born in 1941)
August 15th, 2003DeathGosta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (born in 1957)
August 15th, 2001DeathRichard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (born in 1972)
August 15th, 1999EventBeni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.

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